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, state police, patrols or staffing at nursing and veterans homes. it affects roads, it's a big hassle for campers, they've got to leave state parks on this fourth of july weekend. >>> and the nba's collective bargaining agreement ran out. making it the second major sports organization to lead a lockout. the league said lost $300 million last season. so owners want to reduce players' salaries. the sides are so far apart on this that industry insiders say the entire 2011-2012 season is in jeopardy. i'll have more with "sports illustrated" later on in the show. >>> prosecutors in the casey anthony trial can call rebuttal witnesses after the defense rested without put herring on the stand. cnn has obtained home video of anthony as a young girl in 1991. here she is as a friend's birthday party. >> happy birthday, my name is casey. >> what do you think, casey, i didn't get you. >> happy birthday. happy birthday, my name's casey. >> the woman who claims she had an affair with casey's father was on the stand yesterday. here's what she says, george anthony, the father told her about caylee ant
this isn't the end, this is the beginning of a new chapter, but the big question remains is what does the next chapter entail? talking up live here from the kennedy space center over the next couple of hours, a special guest including bob crippen, the first of two astronauts to fly up on sts 1 back in 1981. we'll talk to him of what happened then and what he thinks of this whole 30-year era and his thoughts on what's next. also, the man who built the engine of this current rocket, of the current space shuttle "atlantis," and he has some reservations about sort of the nebulous -- the nebulous outlook for manned space flight. a lot more coming at you. just heard the rain picking up again, and if we hear anything more about that possible lightning strike near that launchpad, which is just about three miles over my shoulder, we'll bring it to you live. edie, back knew you in atlanta. >> not what they want to hear or see out there. we'll join you again in a few minutes. >>> now a scandal that's worthy of tabloid headlines itself. journalists working for "news of the world," one of the bigg
crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
the band-aid. eat our peas. >> reporter: of course, taxes remains the big sticking point. the president, though, insisting that nothing would change before 2013 so it would not happen during a difficult economic environment, but house speaker john boehner saying that there's no reason to raise taxes in order to control spending. he believes the best way to get revenue is by improving the overall economy by creating jobs. he says he is willing to get a deal done with democrats and the white house, but, in his words, it takes two to tango and they are not there yet. >> dan lothian at the white house, thanks. >>> the debt crisis overseas sending a chill through wall street this morning. less than half hour before the opening bell, u.s. stocks may be headed for another rough day. ali velshi is joining us live from new york. ali, what does it mean? >> well, you know, first of all, futures seem to be leveling out a little bit, kyra. a couple of things going on here. one as dan was just saying, we just heard from the treasury secretary who is making a speech and he says he is expecting a deal
. the big mistaking that had people thinking they had gotten the bargain of the year. >>> but first, here are your options. resign or be fired. that is the ultimatum that was just given to nearly 200 educators tied to one of the largest school cheating scandals in u.s. history. it was just over a week ago, a state investigation revealed 178 teachers, including 38 principals, woulding at 44 schools cheated for students on standardized tests in atlanta. on monday, interim superintendent erroll davis replaced four superintendents and one principal in the atlanta public school scandal. now a letter has been sent to the 178 teachers, principals and administrators who were on the state investigative report as either confessing to or being implicated in the cheating. davis has ordered that educators resign by next wednesday or they will face termination. he says the culture inside the school district has to change. >> people failed children, they cheated. and we can't allow that to happen and we can't allow anyone who was involved with that to remain in our system. >> now, staff replacement may
, carmageddon is what they're calling it. now, it might not sound like a big deal to you that a freeway is shut down, but this is not just any freeway. we will take you there for what is sure to be an interesting weekend in l.a. >>> also, an ipad 2 for $69. sears was offering that deal yesterday. today, they're offering an apology. the big mistake that had people thinking they had gotten the bargain of the year. >>> but let's now turn to the 405 freeway. the infamous 405 in los angeles. it is shut down this weekend. and you might be thinking, if you're not familiar with the area, big deal, freeway's shut down for construction. but think, folks, what if you are in new york and they shut down the brooklyn queens expressway? what if you're in chicago and they shut down the dan ryan? what if you're in atlanta, they shut down 75/85. you're in the bay area and they shut down highway 80 over the bay bridge? that's what we're talking about. this is how important 405 is. 500,000 drivers go on to the 405 every single weekend, but this weekend,s is not an option. the construction work is supposed to be do
? >> they are being called to testify in parliament. the big story today is that the political parties are all going to get together, go to parliament and they're all agreed to support a motion that rupert murdoch, his bid to acquire bskyb, the cable operator here, should not go through. that is really rare, ali. it's not legally binding. who knows if he'll care or take notice. the other big story making news here is that the senate commerce committee chairman jay rockefeller is calling for an investigation saying, look, if "news of the world" was hacking u.s. citizens and 9/11 victims. he says this should be taken seriously and there should be an investigation. the big topic on that is how much is it going to affect rupert murdoch's empire in the u.s. as well? >> costing a lot of money in the stock. cost the stock about 14%, more than $7 billion since this really thickened about a week ago. let's talk about this former survivor producer facing expedition to mexico on a charge he murdered his wife. >> right. a judge basically said there was enough evidence to send him back to mexico to face trial, r
by suicide. let's talk about this change with chris lawrence. >> reporter: this is a fairly big change. even though, graptnted, only affect a small number of troops who commit suicide. still, ongoing fight in the military and outside the military among families to sort of destigmatize suicide. i think if you listen to the president's statement, that is exactly what this was designed to do. , to sort of, you know, put suicide in a different light. the interesting thing about it was the president had commissioned this review of this policy before making the decision. he said the review was exhaustive, it was tough. which suggests that in some level, there was, you know, some pushback and we look more into that throughout the day to find out exactly maybe where the pushback was and why the folks who didn't want this change, why they felt that way as well. >> as we know, suicide has become a really sad reality within these two wars. chris, thanks. >>> republicans in the nation's first primary state weighing in with their picks with the primary candidates. jim acosta is joining us with a new poll
of oil in the area. one of the big issues we have in this area, you have a wonderful fi fish, a trout that happens to be a surface feeder. when they go up to the higher surface of the water, it interacts with the oil and that can cause a lot of damage. very swift moving river. it will help break up the oil, which will make it much easier to disperse. bad and good news mixed in. back to you. >> reynolds, thank you very much. >> you bet. >>> no holiday if you're running for the white house. paul steinhauser is joining us. >> you're working. i'm working. >> they might as well work. >> it's a good day to do it, too. a lot of parades and events. they're going to all those important early voting states. take a look at the map. michele bachman, newt gingrich, rick santorum, where will they be? iowa. mitt romney and jon huntsman will be marching in the same parade in new hampshire. herman cain will be at philadelphia's hall. no holiday at all, as you said, for the presidential candidates, kyra. >>> speaking of the fourth of july, it seems a lot of americans need to go back to school. >> yeah,
. bill: he says you can take care of the debt ceiling one vote. but that leaves a big problem and that's the debt. >> it's the debt itself. i couldn't agree more. the crisis comes, bill, not if we don't pass the debt ceiling, but if we do pass a debt ceiling it send a signal to the financial markets around the world that the united states is not capable of dealing with this enormous debt. that's the crisis. if we don't get a credible plan that brings the deficit spending down over the next two years and the president has been holding out on that. bill: do you think the markets will be spooked by that? >> you are exactly right. even as moody's and s & p said they will downgrade the debt. you would expect for the interest rate on those bonds to go up but the last couple weeks they have gone down. we cast a carte blanche $2.5 trillion increase in the debt i believe that could cause a financial panic. bill: that forces the markets to quiver. >> this is the ultimate point of leverage. that's why there has been a stalemate. republicans said if we cave on this we'll never get serious about sp
decade. the key thing here is this is the first so-called big idea with support from influential lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. last night, the republican-led house pass its preferred solution to solving the crisis known as the cut, cap, and balance act, the legislation cuts federal spending by $6 trillion and requires a constitutional balanced budget amendment in exchange for raising the debt ceiling but the bill is expected to die in the senate. the president's focus was on the plan forged by the so-called gang of six. >> it's time to get down to the business of actually solving this problem and i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisanship consensus around what that would take. >> reporter: the plan calls for an immediate deficit cut of $500 billion and mandates spending caps through 2015 and require congress on find specific cuts in medicare, defense spending, agricultural and energy. it would phase in the lower inflation measure for social security and scale back, but not eliminate, deductions for mortgage interest and charity and retirement counts and
that was possible. the big lesson for minnesota is the unthinkable is possible. you have a tendency to think in these sorts of situations it's just a game of chicken, there will be a resolution, the debt ceiling will be lifted, but sometimes a game of chicken ends in a car crash. the last thing that republicans walked out of in terms of trying to avert this car crash was a meeting president obama convened yesterday in washington. you may remember mr. obama told everyone to dress casually because they were going to be there for a long time, right? that's why we have the pictures where they look vaguely, slightly, iranian, because they are not wearing ties. women look the same they always do, but the men, a little ahmadinejad fashion there. even though they were tieless because they would be there all day working on, house speaker john boehner before the meeting even started on sunday, told the reporters he could not support any big deal that the president wanted, period. so in the end, their long day of sweaty, tieless negotiations only lasted an hour and 15 minutes, then they went home. ther
at the white house. president obama making the case for a big deal on the debt ceiling. meeting with congressional leaders and calling for more talks on monday with a presidential news conference ahead of it. >>> meanwhile, as you can see from live pictures from new york, that debt clock just keeps on ticking. also inflammatory words put on paper in the form of a pledge about slavery, black children, and president obama has two presidential contenders backtracking tonight. what exactly did they mean? >>> and the british invasion. william and kate's whirlwind trip through california. cnn traveled with the royals. one stop included l.a.'s skid row and -- >> as far as i'm concerned betty ford saved my life. i went to betty ford in the end of 19 5 for cocaine addiction, and i was one of the lucky ones. >> the first lady who helped save the lives of some of the most famous people in the world by turning her struggle into triumph. tonight we remember betty ford the outspoken first lady who changed the way we all view addiction and recovery. >>> good evening. i'm don lemon. that debt c
. is that realistic at this point. >> well, in terms of getting that big agreement, it looks highly unlikely at this point, but certainly as you pointed out, the president joking that his campaign was built on hope and change. it will be interesting to see if that hope will also win out in this debate. but, look, what the president is pushing for still is the biggest deal possible. he acknowledged, though, that it's hard to do that, but nonetheless, he has been telling congressional lawmakers during negotiations all this week that if they can't get the biggest deal possible to attack the problem of the debt and the deficit over the long term, then they should still be ambitious. >> we are obviously running out of time, and so what i have said to the members of congress is that, you need over the next 24 to 36 hours to give me some sense of what your plan is to get the debt ceiling raised through whatever mechanisms they can think about and show me a plan in terms of what you're doing for deficit and debt reduction. if they show me a serious plan, i am ready to move. even if it requires some
-old lynx who shuddered at the thought of diversity. >> we don't want it. just be a big muddle. we just want to preserve our race. >> reporter: the twins say they're quite liberal now, embracing medical marijuana after lynx was diagnosed with cancer freshman year and lamb sought relief from back pain and scoliosis. for lynx and lamb, grooming into white supremacy started at birth. they were nurtured on racist beliefs by their mother april, who is unapologetic about her parenting and her beliefs. >> we were christians, they would be singing christian rock songs. but we're not, we're white nationalists. so of course that's a part of our life and i'm -- i share that part of my life with my children. >> reporter: but today, april believes the girls are just falling into peer pressure. they're saying what everyone wants to hear so they won't be harassed anymore. let's face it, it's not popular to be a white separatist. and they want to be popular. the girls, however, say this is who they are. and that time, experience, and love has changed them for the better. lamb says, we just want to come from
is not succeeding right now because our military is too big. by the way, people call it this military, hands off. it's not military. it's defense contractors, welfare for people who make weapons that we don't need. most of our weaponry is ridiculous. it's for fighting the russians in 1978. we don't need that. what would make this country stronger is economics. that's where the future is. that's what makes a country strong. if you're not strong economically, you're not going to be- >> that's where america is increasingly weak by comparison. >> this is one reason. we could solve this debt deficit problem if we do two simple things. tax the rich like they were taxed, not a hell of a lot more, just like under clinton. and bring the troops home. not just from iraq and afghanistan but we have a half a million troops on bases. >> how many do chinese have? >> none, i don't think. >> may have hardly anything, they have no imperialistic ambition. >> this is not the way you achieve it in this world. not the 14th century. >> i was in shanghai. this dinism you felt. this young millionaire, 125,000 millionaires i
position. that if big spending cuts are agreed upon the federal debt ceiling should be raised for the good of the nation. it's the same thing that happened three years ago when president bush told the country the economy was about to collapse because the financial industry was going under. some americans didn't believe that but all the evidence says it was true. that the feds had to bail out the financial industry and that's what happened. same boat, different year. you can imagine what the worldwide markets will do if the u.s.a. defaults on obligations in august. all of us will suffer economically because foreign investors would begin to pull their money out of america. the dollar would plummet along with stocks. so a deal must get done. but president obama is making a huge mistake in trying to raise taxes now. why bother with that? just campaign on your economic position, mr. president. and if you get reelected you can raise taxes later. on the g.o.p. side, we need tax reform desperately in this country. we need to raise more revenue in smart ways. perhaps a 1% national sales tax. that c
. and they feel that the democrats have an ideological commitment to big government. what they would like to see is the government sweated down. that's the point they've been trying to make. there are honest differences and people have a very different view of what kind of society we ought to live in. >> but at a certain point, david, when there was a big deal on the table and if as you say the president could have brought nancy pelosi along -- i agree with you i think he could have -- the republicans would have gotten a great deficit reduction deal if they hadn't committed to the no tax pledge, right? >> but gloria, asking any party to commit to $1 trillion of tax increases is an awful big deal for a party that all along stood for lower taxes. and when they also feel a lot of these cuts are going to turn out to be illusory. their experience in the past they sign onto the bargains and they feel the democrats eventually end up getting what they wanted and what they wanted never materializes. >> there's a big difference between that and nothing. >> i agree. [ overlapping speakers ] >> so david, wh
current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're going to talk about wendy murdoch, the wife of rupert murdoch. she was the first person to leap to her husband's defense when a protester tried to hit him in the face with a pie as he was testifying in fr
them and this one will leave a big bite mark. >> is that a valid excuse? that maybe some staffer read it? >> i find that mind-boggling. such a statement would scream out to you as just incredibly wrong. that you cannot -- if you are a first-year student in high school and you read that statement, that's fwot to send up some alarms to you that says -- wait a minute. we can't sign this sort of thing. and particularly, not so much probably in the republican primary. if she does get into the general election, this sort of thing with independent voters just kills you dead. it's a nonstarter because it's such a fringe sort of way of thinking of things. >> it's also interesting that -- >> i would say that's probably why they didn't look at it. because i agree with you. had i read this and any of the republicans i talked to, they would say -- what the heck is this? i just think someone wasn't paying attention when they were doing their job. >> even in the explanation this group has put out, where retracted it, they did the classic -- this can be -- i'm sorry if you misconstrued this. they're
manufacture debuted in 1993. >>> it pays big to be america's idol. forbes magazine just released the list of the top earning american idols. carrie underwood earned $20 million in the last year. chris daughtery and adam lambert made the list with $6 million each, and they didn't even win "american idol." fantasia and others round out the top five. as for the "american idol" host, ryan secrest, he pulled in $61 million doing a number of jobs just last year. >> not bad! >>> all right. the stunning new developments in the bryan stow investigation. the suspect is now getting his name cleared. we'll take you live to los angeles. what police are saying about accusing the wrong man in that brutal beating. >> san francisco police are looking for new evidence in a shooting that seriously injured an 11-year-old girl. coming up, what neighbors say they saw minutes before the shooting happened. >> plus, flames rip through a retirement home. the effort to make sure the fire stays under control. >>> new information continues to come in about the three people arrested in connection with the beating of g
. however there is disagreement over that point, big disagreement over that point. >> the other thing we'll be looking at is of course whether or not there will be issue with the credit rating. we'll talk about that. rebecca thanks. chris? >> thank you. >>> there is news of another arrest in the widening phone hacking scandal in britain. rupert murdoch is being pressured to appear before lawmakers in london and washington. dana lewis is in london good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're hearing a ninth person has been arrested in the phone hacking scandal, the former executive editor of the "news of the world," but the late breaking news here this morning is the british government committee has just issued a summons for rupert and james murdoch to appear before them to answer questions about what they knew in the phone hacking scandal but legally there is a serious question over whether they can be compelled to appear. damage control in high gear rupert murdoch and son james in london trying to find a way to put out the fire. news corp shut out "nut of the
. >>> in minnesota the budget crisis i iso big the government is on the brink of simply shutting down. lawmakers had until midnight to strike a deal. they didn't. >> and that could mean that all the state parks will close. tete of thousands of workers will be laid off just before the holiday weekend. lawmakers have been in a six-month impasse over how to solve a $5 billion deficit. >>> in a first on the presidential campaign trail, congresswoman michele bachmann has revealed that she once suffered a miscarriage. >> bachmann is getting mostly high marks for making such a personal revelation on the painful topic. sharyn alfonsi has the details. >> reporter: it happened at a packed town hall meeting in south carolina. >> after our second child was born we became pregnant with a third baby. and it was an unexpected baby. but of course we were delighted to have this child. and the child was coming along. and we ended up losing that chilil >> reporter: the crowd stood still at attention. >> and it was devastating for both of us, as you can imagine. if any of you have lost a child. >> reporter: bachmann sa
that a big deal is hard to get. he seemed open to whatever republicans might be discussing up there on the hill. the president saying that if they have something that is a serious plan and they bring it to him, then he might be willing to move on it, even if it requires making some tough decision. the president was also asked about the so-called mcconnell plan which would raise the debt limit in three different increements through the end of 2012. here's what the president had to say about that. >> if washington operates as usual and can't get anything done, let's at least avert armageddon. >> reporter: so you avert armageddon because it takes care of problem number one, which is essentially raising the debt ceiling, but it doesn't take care of problem two, which is making any significant reductions in the deficit issue and the debt problem. so it does appear, at least based on what the president was saying, that he will at least be open to something that will prevent the u.s. from going into default and resulting in higher interest rates for all americans, which the president
and congressmen don't get social security, they get really big pensions for life, so i don't think they really care whether anybody else out there starves. >> clearly, no one is taking this lightly. >> folks depend on it. rebecca, thanks. >>> there is news this morning of another arrest in the phone hacking scandal in britt. in the meantime, rupert murdoch is pressured to appear about lawmakers in london and washington. dana lewis is in london with more on this this morning. >> reporter: we are hearing a ninth person has been arrested. the former executive editor of "news of the world." the late-breaking news this morning is the british government committee issued a summons for rupert and james murdoch to appear before them to answer questions what they knew in the phone hacking scandal but legally a serious question whether they can be compelled to appear. did this control in high gear. rupert murdoch and his son james in london trying to find a way to put out the fire. in a matter of days, their company news corp shut down a newspaper "news of the world." withdrawn a bid for a pay television
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